BANGOR — The Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors has announced that Brett Seekins has joined the Bangor non-profit as its CEO and administrator.
Board Chairman Jonathan Pottle said, “Brett comes to BNRC with over twenty-five years’ experience as an active leader in long-term care services and is a strong champion for seniors, as well as others in need. He has vast non-profit experience, grew up in a health care family and knows this industry very well.”
Seekins was a former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services auditor and reimbursement administrator specializing in long-term care, and served as a senior manager in a top 100 CPA firm leading its senior living practice where he assisted several hundred healthcare providers with operational, regulatory, reimbursement, government, governance and management matters.
Seekins has more than 10 years of post-secondary education including his B.S. in accounting from Franklin Pierce University as well as advanced training while working for the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, Naval Nuclear Reactor Plant Program (civilian). He has sat on several trade-related boards such as Leading Age of Maine and New Hampshire, the Home Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine and Spectrum Generations.
Seekins was elected chairman of the Cape Elizabeth Senior Citizen Advisory Commission and was appointed by the DHHS Commissioner to a blue-ribbon committee assigned to write Maine’s first plan on Dementia and Alzheimer’s related diseases.
“There is no greater calling than to help those in need”, Seekins said. “I grew up in a healthcare family and witnessed many times that call to care for those that are vulnerable, infirmed or just need someone to listen or hold their hand. That was very impressionable and transformative for me. Our seniors built Bangor and our country. They deserve our best, in their greatest time of need. At BNRC we will be assisting residents by advancing tomorrow, together, today. We will work side by side with a rich vibrant health care community to ensure residents receive the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, all the while supporting and celebrating our dedicated team that has chosen a career that places this very special kind of service above self.”
Please join the BNRC Board of Directors in welcoming Brett to the community. His experience and business-style will bring a new thought-leadership to the greater Bangor area. His approach will be focused on enhancing partnerships with other area practices to ensure residents are successful, implementing health care reform measures that strengthen and develop person-centered best practices, and creating strategies that lend themselves to efficient, effective, and safe resident care programming.
Contact: Board Chair, Jonathan Pottle